Students learn how to break down a number using its prime factors and write the result using index notation. As learning progresses they apply their learning to solve a simple equations where the unknown is a power and the base is prime.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
- All students should be able to decompose an integer using its prime factors.
- Most students should be able to decompose an integer using it’s prime factors and write the product using index notation.
- Some students should be able to solve equations such as 2mx 3k= 648 using prime number factorisation